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1 year ago | November 19, 2017

Belgium seeks Catalonia leader exit

A prosecutor has requested the former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont be extradited to Spain.

1 year ago | November 12, 2017

Love thy orphan

Romans were the first people to start orphanages in 400 AD.

Vatican ceases to sell cigarettes

CONCERNED by the damage caused by smoking, Pope Francis has banned the sale of cigarettes in Vatican City State.

93-year-old wins mayoral race

Vito Perillo, a 93-year-old World War II veteran, pulled off a big upset win last week ousting the incumbent mayor of a ...

2 years ago | October 18, 2017

China’s GDP rises

China’s GDP rose from 54 trillion to 80 trillion yuan (about 12.1 trillion U.S. dollars) over the past five years, ...

2 years ago | June 11, 2017

Theresa May threatened with ouster after loss

Furious Tory MPs last Friday threatened to oust Theresa May within six months after her disastrous election campaign.

2 years ago | April 16, 2017

Rwanda adds peat to energy mix

Lydia Cole RWANDA recently celebrated the opening of its first peat-fired power plant at Gishoma in the far west of the ...

2 years ago | January 15, 2017

Samsung boss summoned in bribery probe

SPECIAL prosecutors called Samsung Electronics Co. Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee for questioning as a suspect in a bribery ...

2 years ago | December 25, 2016

Xi open to growth decline of 7 percent in China

PRESIDENT Xi Jinping is open to China’s economic growth slowing below the government’s 6,5 percent target due to rising ...

2 years ago | December 11, 2016

Akufo-Addo wins Ghana poll

Opposition leader Nana Akufo-Addo won Ghana’s national election, becoming president elect at the third attempt and ...

. . . as tensions mount in Gambia

Gambian authorities have refused entry to the chair of regional body ECOWAS, Ellen Sirleaf Johnson, Senegal’s foreign ...

Public debate for AU post candidates

Candidates vying to be the next African Union (AU) leader are facing off in a public debate. The historic debate in ...

Suspects jailed over Brazil plane crash

Bolivian authorities have jailed the second suspect accused of wrongdoing in the air crash that wiped out Brazil’s ...

Oil prices surge before Opec indaba

OIL prices edged higher for a second consecutive session last Friday on hopes that non-OPEC producers meeting in Vienna ...